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Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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The Iguazu National Park was created in 1934, with approximately 67,620 hectares/167,091 acres was declared "Natural Heritage to the Humanity" by the UNESCO in 1984 due to its scenic beauties and to the great biological diversity of the subtropical forest. This natural sanctuary, was declareted new 7 wonder of the world in 11/11/11. The Iguazu Falls are located in the Argentina's northeaster corner, bestowed with benevolent rains and temperatures (15ºC/59°F average in Winter and 30ºC/ 86°F average in Summer) brings about a very humid atmosphere almost windless due to the leafy vegetation canopy. The Iguazu river has a total extension of 1320 km/ 820 miles until flowing into the Parana River, 23 km/ 14 miles after the waterfalls. Inside the National Park, the river widens to about 1500 meters/ 0.9 miles and turns south, next it turns north, in the shape of a wide "U" where the river mouth presents the abrupt slump of soil which conforms the cataratas: a magnificent waterfall. All along the above mentioned prominent curve, a proliferation of reefs, islets and prolonged islands provoke the fragmentation of the river in numerous branches. When the river reaches the cliff, each branch becomes a waterfall and together comprise the great Iguazu Waterfalls. The Iguazu Falls appear grandiose and majestic in the Misiones forest dazzling visitors from all over the world. In celebration of all this beauty and unique attraction as from July 2001, a new concept of ecological tourism has been implemented within the Iguazu National Park, with an investment of 25 million dollars and service and facilities according to the international tourist demands, prioritizing at the same time the Park's care and preservation, a sample of the Paranaense Subtropical Forest declared Natural Heritage to the Humanity" by the UNESCO in 1984. The fundamental objectives of this enterprise are the recover and conservation of the Waterfall Area, and the incentive to the present and future generations to renew the legendary admiration arisen by this wonderful masterpiece of nature. Today, our visitors can enjoy safe and modern walkways from start to finish of the impressive falls and the Upper and Lower Circuits and the Devil's Throat, and facilities according to the natural environment such as the new Visitor Center and the alternative transportation of the Ecological Forest Train, which complies with international policies of accessibility and preservation of the World Union for Nature Conservation.
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Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iguazu Falls may not officially be one of the 7 wonders of the world, but it certainly doesn't fall far behind. A series of impressive water falls (not just one or two!) in a tropical forest setting is certainly worth seeing if you are...More

Thank Mike_Harriet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is deservedly counted as 1 of the wonders of the modern world. It is indescribably beautiful. The access is good and well controlled. There are quite a lot of people around but if you wait you can find a spot to take photos...More

Thank Smokie24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for one day with our young daughter and were very happy we came on our own without a tour group. Our hotel offered two options for getting there: a private or shared cab through them or the cheaper public bus. What they...More

1  Thank travelmuppet0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unmissable!!! I would highly recommend to devote a whole day to this visit: from dawn till sunset! If possible, stop at the Sheraton Hotel in the park to further extend the experience. Prepare yourself to bathe (there is especially a deck where you bathe a...More

2  Thank Giorgio N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited the Brazilian side of the park, we were anxious to see the Argentine side. Getting there also required a bus for a short ride. Buying the ticket was easy and you take a train to each trail point. We started at the trail...More

1  Thank vanesaBA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. The falls and set up are something else again. I can see why it is rated the #1 waterfall in the world. I was on the Argentina side. Don't miss the boat trip up river to go right under some of the falls. Water...More

Thank Robertvvvvvvv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is absolutely stunning! Spend the whole day there watching the falls from different viewpoints along the trail and had a beautiful time. The park is very nice, clean and with many signs and directions regarding the trails.There's also food and drinks inside the...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, great money value because you can go everywhere on your own. The views are stunning, it's a real contact with nature experience. You will get all wet and have a great time. And it's true, it's way better than the Brazilian side.

1  Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited during our honeymoon. It was too much for the senses - WOW! We started with a very early trip to the Devil's Gorge. Un-be-lievable. The sheer volume of water floating past is just incredible. Almost better than that are the...More

2  Thank Willem K
Reviewed 15 July 2017

One of the most spectacular places we have visited. You really need 2 or 3 days to fully appreciate both sides (Brazil and Argentina) of the falls as they give quite different experiences. If money's no object, stay at the Belmont on the Brazilian side....More

1  Thank Lutzowmark
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Leah M
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Response from chocfj | Reviewed this property |
If you are a bit adventurous, stay at the Eco hostel- it's really cheap and right next to it on the Brazilian side). Don't bother with a guide- Brazilian side you walk 2 minutes to the entrance from where they coach you to... More
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Response from jackie100860 | Reviewed this property |
Prepare to get very wet. If the 2 year old and the 65 year old are wanting to get wet that's fine